Prince George’s nanny won’t be taking care of the little prince too much longer. Jessie Webb, age 71, only came out of retirement because Prince William begged her to look after his baby boy like she looked after him when he was little. She came back under the condition that she’d only work for three months – and look how three months already turned into 6!
According to sources close to Kate Middleton and Wills, they are looking to extend the contract but are also looking for extra help/a new nanny to take to their first tour with little Georgeto Australia and New Zealand.
When they moved to Kensington Palace last September they convinced Mrs. Webb to join their household, but being as old as she is, nobody would blame her if she didn’t want to extend her contract.
“It took a lot of persuading to get Jessie to take the job in the first place, but she loves William and wanted to help out,” a source told the Daily Mail.
“I can’t imagine that she will want to be travelling around the world at her age. If she does, she will need an assistant.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a busy schedule planned, criss-crossing the two countries in a month, and will need “round-the-clock help for George if he joins,” another source added.
“Kate might also want to think about taking a dresser or a lady’s maid,” said the source. “It sounds grand, but it’s actually very practical. The Queen wouldn’t dream of travelling overseas without a lady-in-waiting.”
Kate’s personal hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker, who visits the palace often, is also expected to make the trip.
Rumor has it the royal couple initially wanted to take Kate’s mom Carole Middleton to watch her grandson (why not?), but back in October CDL reported that the idea of Carole accompanying the family and being George’s babysitter did not get ‘the blessing of royal officials’, a.k.a. Queen Elizabeth put her foot down.
Back then we already speculated that Kate’s monster-in-law Camilla Parker-Bowles had something to do with it, but now with her dwindling influence at court, the prince and the princess might want to revisit that thought.
If they get the nanny-problem squared away and end up taking little Georgie on the trip down under it will be very much reminiscent of William’s very own first overseas tour in 1983 – when his parents Prince Charles and late Princess Diana took him on their official tour to Australia and New Zealand.
What do you guys think? Should the Queen allow them to take grandma Middleton? Perhaps Camilla will try to sneak in as the nanny! Can you just imagine Kate’s reaction? Or shouldn’t they be taking the little prince at all?